Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Youth’

ChildFund, NZ govt target Pacific youth well-being

Monday, July 13th, 2020

The charity ChildFund has gone into partnership with the New Zealand government to improve well-being in the Asia Pacific region. The $NZ11.2 million ‘Impact programme,’ to which New Zealand’s foreign ministry will contribute about $NZ8.6 million, targets children, youth and their families in Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Solomon Islands over Read more

American Samoa’s Paul Collins has surprise meeting with the Pope

Monday, March 26th, 2018

From among the 300 young Catholics attending the pre-synod meeting in Rome, Paul Collins from American Samoa was one of those chosen to greet Pope Francis. Collins had been one of the last of the delegates to arrive at the Vatican. He was not the original delegate chosen to represent Oceania. But a last-minute withdrawal Read more

American Samoa’s Bishop offers support in fight against drugs

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The Bishop of Pagopago, Peter Brown, has offered support to American Samoa’s Governor Lolo Moliga’s efforts to combat the territory’s drug problem. And he is hoping that churches will stand together in this fight. The bishop wrote to Governor Lolo last week offering the support of the Catholic Church for recent initiatives reported in the Read more

Climate talks – do not sign our death warrant

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Young people from the Pacific Islands joined those from Africa to march to the United States government delegation office at the UN Climate Talks in Durban last Friday to deliver a letter asking the super-power to “not sign our death sentence in Durban”. The letter urged the nation to either lead or get out of Read more

Pacific youth advocates tell leaders to put their money where their mouth is

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

THE 42nd Pacific Islands Forum came and went, but Pacific youth advocates are pleading with leaders to wake up to the increasing number of young people involved in crime and violence in the Pacific.

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Pacific youth want to be included in decision-making

Friday, September 16th, 2011

“Life is full of challenges, but when these challenges affect our rights, when these challenges are too great to overcome on our own, we must call for help…we ask our leaders, our communities to let us work alongside them,” said Merewalesi Nailatikau, UNICEF Pacific Regional Ambassador. These sentiments were echoed by other pacific youth leaders Read more